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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Lee Evans retiring after latest tour ends to spend more time with his family

The British slapstick star confirmed on the Jonathan Ross show that his stand up career is ‘finished’ and he wants to retire to spend more time with his family.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 11:42 am

Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election for Ukip

In a fresh blow for David Cameron, the Conservatives have lost their second seat to Ukip, with Reckless winning the Rochester and Strood by-election by a majority of 2,920 votes.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 11:36 am

Sinkhole appears near Russian mine, forcing thousands to stay in their homes

A sinkhole between 100ft and 130ft wide has opened several miles to the east of a potash mine in ther Perm region of Russia as 1,300 miners have been urged to stay at home.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 11:31 am

Labour’s Emily Thornberry resigns from Shadow Cabinet over St George’s flags tweet

Islington South MP Emily Thornberry apologised after saying the terraced family home adorned with flags was the ‘image from Rochester’ and has now resigned from the Shadow Cabinet.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 11:16 am

Fawlty Towers eat your heart out: ROBERT HARDMAN checks into hotel that fined a guest £100 for complaining 

Even Basil Fawlty, at the end of his tether, would never have come up with something quite as idiotic as the customer relations policy of Blackpool’s Broadway Hotel, writes ROBERT HARDMAN.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:40 am

George Osborne to curb taxman’s power to raid bank accounts

The Chancellor will announce that people targeted by the taxman will have a face-to-face meeting with officials, and a right to appeal – along with protection for the elderly and vulnerable.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:07 am

UK Arctic blast will see temperatures plunge as low as -7C in cold snap

An Arctic blast is expected to batter Britain over the next few days with temperatures plunging to -7C in some areas. Forecasters have warned that US snowstorms could trigger strong winds.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 9:52 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

VIDEO: Can Russia and the West reconcile?

One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow’s Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 6:11 am

Dutch Syria girl to appear in court

A Dutch teenager whose mother helped bring her back from the conflict in Syria is due to appear in court on suspicion of threatening state security.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 3:14 am

Ukraine’s year of chaotic events

Making sense of Ukraine’s year of chaotic events

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 12:29 am

Russian site lists breached webcams

Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 12:21 am

UK drops EU bankers’ pay challenge

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers’ bonuses.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 10:45 pm

Spain’s richest duchess dies aged 88

The Duchess of Alba, Spain’s richest woman and one of its most flamboyant and eccentric figures, has died in Seville aged 88.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 10:07 pm

Swedish court upholds Assange order

A Swedish appeals court upholds an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 6:22 pm

NPR - United States

Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

The temporary agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program expires on Monday and negotiators are working down to the wire for a new deal. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined the talks.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:01 am

Violence Breaks Out At Protest For Missing Mexican Students

Marchers took to Mexico City’ streets to protest the government’s handling of the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 students. Mexico’s president has been criticized for his handling of the case.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:01 am

CDC Tries Old-School Epidemiology To Fight Ebola

In Liberia, Ebola runs rampant in rural areas. In response, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying Rapid Response Teams which “flood the zone” and isolate cases.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:01 am

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 10:30 pm

‘Fake Sheikh’ Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called “Fake Sheikh,” an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 9:46 pm

Columnist: ‘Shameful’ That Leaders Made Arab-Israeli Conflict Religious

Robert Siegel talks to Israeli columnist Nahum Barnea about the recent synagogue attack in Jerusalem and its aftermath.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 9:36 pm

Corruption Scandal Engulfs Brazil’s State Oil Company

In Brazil, the state oil company said it would launch its own internal investigation into corruption that allegedly took place while President Dilma Rousseff was head of it. So far, there have been nearly two dozen arrests in the graft scandal.

Posted on 20 November 2014 @ 9:19 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

Security Heightened in Jerusalem’s Old City Ahead of Prayers

Israel stepped up security across Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers and allowed entry of Palestinians of all ages to al-Aqsa, Israeli police said.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told Reuters that hundreds of policemen deployed in and around the old city. He said that restrictions on worshippers would not be imposed for a second week in a row in a bid to ease tensions.

For months young Palestinian worshippers have been barred entry to the holy site, revered by Muslims as the Noble…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 10:28 am

Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian Village, Killing 45

At least 45 villagers were killed this week after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state.

According to local sources, Boko Haram militants riding in trucks stormed the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area at about noon local time Wednesday and started attacking residents and destroying houses. The militants also carted away foodstuff, wares and livestock.

An official of the Nigeria Vigilante Group, Muhammed Gava, confirmed to VOA…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 9:26 am

Afghan Women’s Soccer Team Building for the Future

For women in Afghanistan, playing outdoor games was out of question under the repressive Taliban government. But the emergence of a national women’s soccer team in recent years is one of the many developments that symbolize changes the strife-torn country has since undergone. The team recently competed in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Islamabad.

Although the team won no matches, players sounded upbeat that they will do better in the future. They are also…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 9:18 am

Snow Ending in New York State, Flooding Could be Next

U.S. weather forecasters say a fierce winter storm in upstate New York is about done, but that flooding problems could be next as temperatures rise to nearly 16 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

Many residents have been trapped in their homes, running out of medicine or without electric power in and around the city of Buffalo, in western New York state. Weather watchers there say an epic winter storm has dumped about two-and-a-half meters of snow, or about an entire season’s…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 9:00 am

Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. However, the decreasing price of gas has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.

North Dakota’s economy is on fire, thanks to developments in technology that allow oil extraction from shale formations deep below the surface.

The process to extract that oil, known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the source of…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 8:38 am

Obama to Rally Support for Immigration Overhaul

President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas on Friday to rally public support for his executive order that will overhaul the country’s immigration system.  

Obama will hold a campaign-style event aimed at convincing Americans of the merits of the plan, which lifts the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented residents.

The president laid out his plan in a speech from the White House late Thursday, bypassing Congress and enraging Republicans who say they will try to…

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 8:30 am

Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.

Posted on 21 November 2014 @ 8:21 am


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